TO THE BIBLE: Joshua 1:8
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Being successful in life depends on what happens in your spirit, because that’s where your life comes from (Proverbs 4:23). And as such, it’s important that you train your spirit with God’s Word for it to be a sure guide for life. You’re in a world filled with negative voices of failure, weakness, wickedness and sickness, but as long as you store God’s Word in your heart richly, you’ll be able to capture those negative thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5).
One way you can achieve this is by meditation or muttering God’s Word to yourself. When you mutter or meditate on the Word, you talk your spirit up and drown the negative thoughts coming to your mind. I first learnt to do this as a teenager many years ago: I’d sometimes get into my dad’s car in the garage, just to be alone in a quiet place and there meditate. This is something you need to do often: Learn to lock yourself away in a private place so as not to disturb others and then shout the Word until you completely drown every negative thought of fear, unbelief or failure.
As you do this, the Word will gain the mastery over your mind, and your spirit will have the mastery over life’s circumstances.
Dear Father, I thank you for showing me how to store your Word in my spirit that affects my body and influences my mind! Your Word fills me with thoughts that are consistent with your eternal plan for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 6:1-15, 2 Chronicles 26-28
Luke 1:67-80, Deuteronomy 14
Take out time to talk and mutter these scriptures to yourself:
- Psalm 23:1-6
- Psalm 119:103-105
- Romans 12:2
- Philippians 4:13, 19